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Big East Basketball Awards 2012: Syracuse, Seton Hall, St. John's Basketball Players Earn All-Big East Honors

Kris Joseph, a senior forward for the No. 2-ranked Syracuse Orange men's basketball program, earned All-Big East First Team honors Sunday, as the league announced its winners via Twitter. Joseph, who led the conference's top team with 14.1 points per game, was one of three Orange players to earn All-Big East honors, as senior point guard Scoop Jardine was a second-team selection, while sophomore guard Dion Waiters was third-team.

Joseph, who's now a nominee for the Big East Player of the Year, joined senior forward Jae Crownder (Marquette Golden Eagles), senior guard Darius Johnson-Odom (Marquette), sophomore guard Jeremy Lamb (Connecticut Huskies) and senior forward Kevin Jones (West Virginia Mountaineers) as first-team selections.

Other local SB Nation New York hoopsters earning All-Big East honors were Seton Hall Pirates' seniors Jordan Theodore (second-team) and Herb Pope (third-team), while St. John's Red Storm freshmen D'Angelo Harrison and Moe Harkless each made the All-Big East Rookie squad.

On Monday, the Big East will announce the winners of Big East Defensive Player of the Year, Most Improved Player, Sixth-Man and Sportsmanship Award. The Player of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Coach of the Year and Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards will all be announced Tuesday.

For a complete listing of the All-Big East teams, here's a link to the Big East basketball Twitter feed.

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